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Company Overview

Aldec, Inc. is an industry-leading Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company delivering innovative design creation, simulation and verification solutions to assist in the development of complex FPGA, ASIC, SoC and embedded system designs. View Product Line (pdf)

With an active user community of over 35,000, 50+ global partners, offices worldwide and a global sales distribution network in over 43 countries, the company has established itself as a proven leader within the verification design community.

Market

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Aldec market share is estimated at 38% of all mixed-language RTL Simulators sold to FPGA designers worldwide. (Excludes OEM simulators supplied directly from FPGA vendors).

Aldec delivers high quality EDA solutions for government, military, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive and safety critical applications. Large companies including IBM, GE, Qualcomm, Rohde and Schwarz, Bosch, Texas Instruments, Applied Micro, Hewlett Packard, Toshiba, Intel, NEC, Mitsubishi, LG, Hitachi, NASA, Invensys, Westinghouse, Raytheon, Panasonic, Lockheed Martin, Samsung, as well as mid-size and small firms utilize Aldec EDA verification suites to boost product performance, cut design development cycles and reduce cost.

Technology Patents

  • US Patent#4,791,357: Electronic circuit board testing system and method
  • US Patent#4,827,427: Instantaneous incremental compiler for producing logic circuit
  • US Patent#5,479,355: System and method for closed loop operation of schematic designs with electrical hardware
  • US Patent#5,051,938: Simulation of selected logic circuit designs
  • US Patent#6,578,133: MIMD Array of Single Bit Processors for Processing Logic Equations in Strict Sequential Order
  • US Patent#6,915,410: Compiler synchronized multi-processor programmable logic device with direct transfer of computation results among processor 

Milestones

2013
  • Distributes NEC CyberWorkBench® high level synthesis solution
  • Releases Spec-TRACER™ Requirements Lifecycle Management
  • Launches Fast Track online training
  • Hitachi deploys ALINT™ on next-gen FPGA design
2012
  • Enters SoC/ASIC Prototyping Market with HES-7
  • Best FPGA Design & Verification Platform Provider, China
  • Releases Aldec Cloud
  • Launches DO-254 Training Program
  • Jointly launches OSVVM, VHDL Verification
2011
  • Opens Office in the UK Supporting Europe
  • Avnet Asia Pacific Distributes Aldec FPGA Simulator
  • UVM 1.0, OVM 2.1.2 & VMM 1.1.1a Support
  • Mirror-Box™ Debugging Technology
  • Releases 4 MHz Design Emulator
  • Best FPGA Design & Verification Platform Provider, China
2010
  • Altium Embeds Aldec Simulator in Altium Designer
  • Active-HDL: Best FPGA Design & Simulation Tool in China
  • Opens Offices in Taiwan and Israel
  • Releases Support for VHDL IEEE 1076-2008
2009
  • Avnet Japan Distributes Aldec FPGA Simulator
  • Releases DO-254 Design Rule Library for ALINT
  • Opens Office in India
2008
  • Releases ALINT™: Design Rule Checker (STARC – Japanese Consortium of 11 ASIC Companies)
2007
  • Opens Office in Japan
  • Released DO254-CTS (Compliance Tool Set)
  • Signed Strategic OEM agreement with Lattice® Semiconductor Nasdaq: LSCC
  • Released Actel Prototyping Solution – RTAX-S Antifuse to Flash device
2006
  • EETIMES Ranked Aldec no. 3 in FPGA User Survey (behind Synplicity and Altera)
  • Opens Offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China
  • Awarded Patent ClockConversion™ (ASIC Clocks to FPGA Technology Conversion)
2005
  • Released Optimized Verilog Simulator, based on support 32 and 64-bit Simulation Technology
2004
  • Released SystemVerilog and SystemC System Level Design Tools
2003
  • Released HES™ Hardware Emulation, Acceleration and Prototyping Solutions
2002
  • Released Riviera-PRO™: Common Kernel, Multi-platform Mixed HDL Software Simulator
  • Named 2002 Southern Nevada Distinguished Business of the Year, Nevada Economic Commission
2000
  • Signed Strategic OEM agreement with Synplicity® Nasdaq: SYNP
1999
  • Signed Strategic OEM agreement with Cypress® NYSE: CY
1997
  • Released Active-HDL™: Graphical Design Entry and Mixed Language Simulator
1996
  • Signed Strategic OEM agreement with Xilinx® Nasdaq: XLNX
1992
  • Released Active-CAD™ Releases Active-CAD™ - a Windows Based Schematic & Gate Level Simulator
1985
  • Releases SUSIE™ (Standard Universal Simulator for Improved Engineering), DOS Simulator
1984
  •  Company is Established